Great film about a few of the many legendary Japanese car restorers. This gives a great insight into the different approaches to tuning and restoring, and about the heart and soul that goes into this cars. Please watch, enjoy and become inspired!
So, as this year is coming to an end, and the world didn’t go under after all, I guess it’s time to look back on what has happened these past 12 months. I have to say, 2012 has been a great year. Met a lot of great new people, did a lot of things I haven’t done before, and travelled places I hadn’t been before. Here is a little attempt to sum it all up.
Went to see the Oslo Motor Show a week ago. A lot of cool, crazy and expensive cars to see there. Here are a few pics. This last one is possibly NSFW. Paintbrush artwork on a truck. A bit tacky, and a bit cool.
While in Kyoto this summer, I spotted this Kei-car with offset colored front fogs. I thought the owner just had to abort half way through tinting the fogs, but then I saw a post over at The Chronicles with another car having offset colored lights. They always find ways to do things differently in Japan..
Check out this video of Kenneth Moen drifting / hill climbing along the olympic ski jump stadium at Lillehammer. Pretty cool.
Another picture from Gatebil this September. One very badass Ford Sierra! Have no clue about the specs of the car, but it was damn fast. Cosworth(?) front end, bolt on arches, lexan windows and a side exit exhaust. Oh, and full roll cage as well. Mean!
More pics etc coming later.
Spotted this super clean S13 outside Super Autobacs in Tokyo.
While in Kyoto, we took the train out to find Fujimura Auto. After a short trip on the train, and a bit of a walk, we found it. It was a surprisingly small shop, at least from the front. There’s a serious workshop in the back, though. The guy in the shop was busy handelling customers, so we didn’t hang around long enough to chat with him. Snapped some photos, though. Some pretty serious cars they had on display!
While in Japan, I picked up the August and September editions of Option Magazine, as well as a copy of G-works magazine, featuring a lot of nostalgic JDM cars. I obviously can’t read Japanese, but it’s still fun to look at the pictures! The August edition of Option also included a DVD, which I’ll be checking out later.